Frozen hydrants a problem for firefighters

January 6, 2010

A fire on the east side of Indianapolis kept crews busy late into the night Tuesday.  Fire engulfed three businesses in the 4800 block of East Michigan Street—an insurance company, a music studio and a sporting goods store. Getting it under control was a challenge for firefighters, who had to contend with frozen hydrants for the second time this week.  A fire early Monday that burned down the Texas Roadhouse near  16th Street and Shadeland Avenue quickly spread because firefighters spent 15 minutes looking for a non-frozen hydrant.